Sally Hansen Ablazing!
Sally Hansen Ablazing! from the Insta-dri line is a pretty burnt orange color with a hint of gold shimmer. The shimmer is more prominent in the bottle than on the nails but is somewhat visible. Even though the Insta-dri line is advertised as a one coat nail polish that is formulated with a base and top coat for extended wear I never skip either. I applied it over my regular base coat but found that one coat was not sufficient so I applied a second before applying my top coat. I really was hoping that this would be a one coat wonder because I was thinking this color and shimmer could be a pretty one for stamping. I found the formula was a little thinner than I expected but it was not at all runny. It has the wider brush that contours to the nail that I used to dislike but has really grown on me. Maybe my chief frustration came from trying to use them on itty bitty lil Miss. Nailvanna's nails. Now that she is a bit older(her ripe old age of 8) her hands have grown just enough that is has become easier to stay inside the lines....her capacity for leaving a mess has increased as well... One day she will have a daughter who is as messy as she is and she will be as frustrated as I am... and I will laugh and laugh and laugh... probably the same way my mother is laughing at me right now, but I am certain I was a delightful child! The wider brushes are a good thing, unless you are painting small child sized nails. On my own nails I find it allows for a quick and clean application. Would I recommend buying Ablazing? Yeah I would. It's inexpensive, durable and don't forget pretty. It's not just a plain boring orange for fall, it has the subtle gold shimmer that adds to it's appeal and the color is rich and vibrant. I did not like it for stamping but I only tried it over a purple. Maybe over a lighter color it might work better but I will try that another day. I ended up wearing it just on it's own and found both the color and shimmer gratifying. I really liked having a clean, smooth and glossy manicure today but if you would like to add embellishments you have many options. You are only limited by your imagination. Don't forget to check out my page on Instagram and tag me @nailvanna to show off your favorite colors and creations! I love seeing them!